College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
16-1
SOS Leader
Texas Southern
3-14
SOR Leader
Villanova
16-1
NCAAM RPI Leader
Duke
15-2
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaVILLBig East16-111413
2PurduePURBig Ten17-2221410
3VirginiaUVAACC16-134722
4DukeDUKEACC15-243081
5Michigan StateMSUBig Ten16-35791834
6CincinnatiCINAmerican15-261642139
7GonzagaGONZWCC16-371122258
8KansasKUBig 1214-38331612
9Texas TechTTUBig 1215-29601015
10Wichita StateWICHAmerican15-210901219
11North CarolinaUNCACC14-411265
12West VirginiaWVUBig 1215-21234514
13XavierXAVBig East16-3131598
14CreightonCREIBig East14-414382527
15ClemsonCLEMACC15-21570117
16MichiganMICHBig Ten15-416311930
17Saint Mary'sSMCWCC17-2173354243
18TennesseeTENNSEC12-41841313
19Notre DameNDACC13-519674346
20Ohio StateOSUBig Ten15-420161724
21TCUTCUBig 1213-421202322
22OklahomaOKLABig 1214-2221134
23MiamiMIAACC13-323843017
24ArizonaARIZPac-1214-424442623
25NevadaNEVMW16-3251542920

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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